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Peter Lamborn Wilson
CROSS-DRESSING IN THE ANTI-RENT WAR
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BIO:
Peter Lamborn Wilson is a political writer, essayist and poet. He is responsible for proposing the concept of the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ). He sometimes writes under the name Hakim Bey. Recent books include: Gothick Institutions (2005), Orgies of the Hemp Eaters (2004)—co-edited as Hakim Bey with Abel Zug, and Sacred Drifts: Essays on the Margins of Islam (1993).

EXCERPT:

OCCASIONAL SONNETOID FOR
HIGH FALLS SWIMMING HOLE

Some years ago at a conference in Libya
a delegate from New Zealand told me
his government had privatized all the water
& sold it to a multinational conglomerate.

I thought he was joking, as if he’d said
privatized love or consciousness or air
or blood. Money flows in veins like blood,
money the sexuality of the dead.

For 99 years there was a place to swim,
seasonal autonomous zone like an extra heart –
postcard from High Falls: a kind of immortality

of bear & fireflies. Enclosure of the Commons:
some corporation owns your DNA
with options on your private memory.